Whether you're training or administering meds or just treating Sissy, the snacks you give don't have be empty calories. Give her dog biscuits that are made with soup and rice to add nutrition to her diet. Soup and rice biscuits are perfect for dogs that need to eat healthy snacks throughout the day. Such yummy treats are homemade and simple to make.
Making the Soup
Place 1 tablespoon of canola oil and ground turkey in a 2-quart sauce pan. Use medium-high heat to brown the turkey. Stir the turkey occasionally to keep it from sticking to pan.
Add measured brown rice, water, celery and carrots to the turkey.
Cook soup on low heat for 1 hour or until the rice is tender. Set aside to cool.
Making the Dough
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Pour 2 cups of oat flour and 1 teaspoon of baking powder in a medium bowl. Stir well and set aside.
Put measured canola oil and a raw egg in a medium bowl. Blend together with a stand mixer on low.
Add the cooled turkey rice soup to the raw-egg and oil mixture in the large bowl. Blend the ingredients with a stand mixer on medium.
Add the oat flour and baking powder from Step 1 to the soup, egg and oil mixture. Use a dough hook at low speed on the stand mixer to combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients – about two minutes.
Leave the dough hook churning on low speed while you add the remaining cup of oat flour a little at time until the the dough is stiff. Add more flour if necessary to get the dough dry enough to roll out.
Making the Biscuits
Place the dough on a pastry cloth dusted with flour or on a well-floured surface. Place flour on your hand and rolling pin cover. Roll the dough out a half-inch thick.
Use dog cookie cutters dipped in flour to cut the dough into biscuits shapes. Place the biscuits on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Re-roll and cut leftover bits of dough until you've used up all the dough.
Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Turn the oven off, but leave the biscuits in the oven for a couple hours so the biscuits get thoroughly dry and crunchy.
Let the soup cool completely before mixing it into the dough so you don’t burn your hands.
Allow the biscuits to cool overnight before serving them to your dog.
Dog cookie cutters made of copper are sturdier than tin cookie cutters.
Store treats in an airtight container on the countertop for up to two months.
Substitute the same amount of whole-wheat flour, bread flour, spelt or any other type of flour for the oat flour if you desire.
Items You Will Need
- 2-quart sauce pan
- Wooden spoon
- Stand mixer
- Medium bowl
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- Large bowl
- Rolling pin
- Pastry cloth
- Rolling pin cover
- Dog cookie cutters
- Parchment paper
- Cookie sheet
- 1 cup ground turkey
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- ½ cup uncooked brown rice
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup diced carrots
- ¼ cup diced celery
- 2 cups oat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 raw egg
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 cup oat flour
- Dog cookie cutters made of copper are sturdier than tin cookie cutters.
- Store treats in an airtight container on the countertop for up to two months.
- Substitute the same amount of whole-wheat flour, bread flour, spelt or any other type of flour for the oat flour if you desire.
- Let the soup cool completely before mixing it into the dough so you don’t burn your hands.
- Allow the biscuits to cool overnight before serving them to your dog.
Based in Las Vegas, Sandy Vigil has been a writer and educator since 1980. She taught high school and middle school English and drama for 11 years. Vigil holds a Master of Science in teaching from Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelor of Arts in secondary English education from the University of Central Oklahoma.